Simple Audit Success Formula

I am often amused how common sense is paraded as a solution (aka “how to write a post about anything”).

When you consider the bullet points in 5 Tips to Survive a Social Media Disaster, you can see that those actions can be applied to many issues, including one of our favorite subjects, auditing.

Here’s the 5 tips:

  1. Listen everywhere.
  2. Respond quickly.
  3. Kill them with kindness.
  4. Communicate effectively (I tweaked this one).
  5. Have a plan.

The first thing that leaps down your throat is that planning is last, but it appears that it was listed last for emphasis (unlike today, where writers often order their lists starting with the most important item first, ancient writers did the opposite).

What type of issues would this list not apply to? They would work for handling car accidents, selling life insurance, and even blogging. In other words, success in anything has common principles: planning, listening, response, communication, and kindness.

For other audit tips based on common sense, see Top 10 Ways to be a Lovable Auditor.

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